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Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 02-17-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,568
Posted By COLB
My assumptions are based on observation and...

My assumptions are based on observation and conjecture, not actual experience in the car industry.

How often did you see lease returns buying new vs a new lease?

I'm curious how a Porsche...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 02-17-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,568
Posted By COLB
Knowing the trade-in value of your car is nice,...

Knowing the trade-in value of your car is nice, and can keep you from getting completely fleeced, but the margin between trade-in value and used retail is still huge. I would estimate dealers have a...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 02-16-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,568
Posted By COLB
I think most mid-level brand dealerships make...

I think most mid-level brand dealerships make very little on new cars. The business model appears built on three profit centers:

1) Trade-in arbitrage. I expect a Hyundai dealer makes double on...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 02-16-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,568
Posted By COLB
It is definitely obnoxious. It also is reflective...

It is definitely obnoxious. It also is reflective of consumer frustration with the opaque nature of new car pricing. What is the actual price on a new car? Who knows. What is a "fair profit"? How...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Forum 08-15-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By COLB
Like night and day. The dingy-looking black...

Like night and day.

The dingy-looking black wheel fad can't end fast enough IMO.

Always thought it looked like people lost their hubcaps.

Great looking car!
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Forum 08-14-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By COLB
Just bought a 2007 987, and on the drive home I...

Just bought a 2007 987, and on the drive home I started noticed the bits of random foam about.

It wasn't driven much, and I think the 1.5 hour drive with the top down & Max A/C on started breaking...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 08-11-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,835
Posted By COLB
Who certifies "experts"? Some guy he knew...

Who certifies "experts"?

Some guy he knew invited him to testify.

There are a lot of mixed signals in this economy.

yes - big deficit, tariffs/trade war

But also - high employment, high...
Forum: Porsche Cars For Sale 07-21-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By COLB
****Car is Sold****.

****Car is Sold****.
Forum: Porsche Cars For Sale 07-20-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By COLB
1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

91,447 miles; 3rd Owner (since 2012); No stories

Original Silver Metallic paint is in excellent condition, with minor chips & scratches. No known paintwork....
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-20-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
Update: I tried to replace the condenser fan...

Update:

I tried to replace the condenser fan motor, but boogered up the fan cage trying to get it off the old fan. So I returned the Bosch motor, and ordered the Kuehl Fan & Cage assembly from...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-02-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
Thumbs up You definitely called it. I hope that is the...

You definitely called it.

I hope that is the big difference. Won't know for sure until the motor comes in. Hopefully by the weekend.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 07-02-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,531
Posted By COLB
I don't doubt it. I bet the gypsy flippers...

I don't doubt it.

I bet the gypsy flippers were on him like sharks in a feeding frenzy.

Northern Virginia is ground zero for curbstoners and flippers -- they literally follow any air-cooled...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-01-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
Let me answer my own question: The whole...

Let me answer my own question:

The whole Condenser fan assembly is part #91162401301, and that is going for $300-400.

However, I took the thing apart, and the fan motor inside is Bosch part...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-01-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
Winner, Winner...chicken dinner. The 7.5 amp...

Winner, Winner...chicken dinner.

The 7.5 amp fuse by the condenser fan was blown so I popped in a new one. Which immediately blew.

Pulled the fan, and it is seized up tight.

Maybe this is...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-01-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
When it was converted to R134 all the components...

When it was converted to R134 all the components were flushed and replaced with PAG. The system got a new expansion valve when I did the barrier hoses a few years ago, and it has functioned...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-01-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
I don't see anything on my expansion valve that...

I don't see anything on my expansion valve that is adjustable. :confused:
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 07-01-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
No - the air flow is good. The loss could...

No - the air flow is good.

The loss could have been gradual -- I drive with the top down 90% of the time, and have not tried to drive the car in the heat of Texas summer the past few years.
...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-30-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
Opened up the smuggler's box. The air coming...

Opened up the smuggler's box.

The air coming out of the blower (where my hand is) is only slightly colder than ambient - so it is not any issue with an air blockage or blending hot air with the...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-30-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
Thanks for the replies -- No fan, and I had the...

Thanks for the replies -- No fan, and I had the trunk lid closed (somewhat cracked though, to allow the hoses to thread through.

I will check the smuggler's box and evaporator intake and see if...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 06-29-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By COLB
A/C charged, compressor turning: warm air

I'm sure everyone is tired of A/C threads, but I've gone through the search function and the Griffiths troubleshooting guide, and am stumped.

1988 Carrera Cabriolet. Had a R-134 conversion a few...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 05-28-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By COLB
New nominee: ...

New nominee:

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/1999-classic-porsche/6601287329.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00000_aKeOOBv9R8r_600x450.jpg



Bruce says the car is brown. Looks...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 05-04-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,778
Posted By COLB
Some folks seem to resent others making money in...

Some folks seem to resent others making money in the business of classic cars.

The hobby vs business angle.
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 04-12-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,761
Posted By COLB
According to the manual, a 30k mile service is...

According to the manual, a 30k mile service is oil/filter, valve clearance, plugs, ignition timing, v-belt, air filter, and brake fluid -- plus a variety of inspections that made require other work. ...
Forum: Porsche Marketplace Discussion 04-12-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By COLB
High mileage Track car Hit a deer...

High mileage

Track car

Hit a deer (never a good thing)

scruffy as heck
Forum: Porsche 911 Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 03-27-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By COLB
Wow. This is a bad look. Uncool.

Wow.

This is a bad look. Uncool.
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